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What's your Energy I.Q.?

You've read all those tips about saving energy -- but how much of it has really sunk in? Take this quiz and find out. There are some curve-ball statements here, so think carefully before responding with a True or False.

True or False ?

(answers are included at the bottom of this page)


j01882831. A thermostat setting of 68 degrees for your heating plant and air conditioner will give you a steady, healthy, year-round temperature and also save energy.

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2. Turn out all the lights when you leave a room, even if you'll be back shortly.

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3. For efficiency, you should always run your dishwasher all the way through its dry cycle.

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4. Operating your electric clothes washer, dryer and dishwasher at less than full capacity reduces motor strain, and results in fuel savings.

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5. If your oven is big enough, you can cook a whole meal in it -- roast, potatoes, vegetables -- at one time.

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6. Synthetic fabrics and permanent press will dry just as well hanging from a line in your yard as in the dryer.

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7. Some television sets use electricity even when turned off.

 

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8. Keeping your freezer packed to capacity will save electricity.

 

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9. You should consolidate your heavy household energy use -- washers, dryers, and so on -- in the daylight hours, when utility companies are geared up to meet peak power demands.

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10. Using your auto air conditioner doesn't waste energy so long as your engine is running fast enough to put power back into your battery.

Answers:
1. False        2. True         3. False         4. False         5. True
6. True         7. True         8. True          9. False         10. False